Hospice Thanks Volunteers for $Million Contribution

Posted Thursday June 17, 2021
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We celebrated a significant milestone this year with our volunteer workforce contributing nearly a million dollars of resource to Hospice service provision via roles in the Hospice shops, after hour receptionists, weekend housekeepers, kitchen assistants, gardeners and patient biographers.

Hospice CEO Ginny Green says the Hospice’s volunteer army has reached a level of contribution never seen before. “Our volunteers contribute a massive 929 hours each and every week of the year, and that’s not counting all the volunteers who help us with our street appeal, the trailer raffle, working bees and various other contributions throughout the year. “Our reception volunteers are the welcoming face and voice of the Hospice out of hours, our gardeners keep our beautiful environment so special for those who are in our inpatient unit or attending education at the Hospice in North East Valley. Our kitchen team go out of their way to meet patients and families’ needs. Our housekeepers work hard every weekend to ensure our space is perfect for patients. 

Our shops continue to hum because of our 250 plus volunteers who keep things running smoothly. And people’s stories – no matter what their history – are a rich treasure trove for families, and it is wonderful to be able to offer our volunteer biography service to patients throughout Otago. “We are so grateful to our terrific volunteer workforce who bring skills, friendship and wisdom to our Hospice service.” 

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